In a release LG&E said its existing natural gas distribution is approaching full capacity.

“As a result of that limited capacity, any requests for new or expanded natural gas service in that area has to be evaluated on a case by case basis,” said LG and E spokesperson, Natasha Collins. “There is concern from Bullitt County economic officials that there could be a period of no growth in the community, as a result of any delay, and that’s why we’re working to move forward, because we know there is demand and need.”

“This is a mistake and we’re going to have to fight it,” said Bernheim’s Executive Director, Mark Wourms. “LG and E has to prove that there’s a public need, a public necessity and that this is the only way to make that happen. I think we can prove that there are other alternatives out there.”

LG and E still needs to acquire 15% of the land necessary to build the pipeline.

The pipeline is expected to cost $39 M and take six to nine months to complete if a court rules in favor of it